ITS Senior Project Manager

Job Locations US-WA-Everett
Opening Date 2 months ago(4/13/2023 1:48 PM)
Job ID
Information Technology
Bargaining Unit
Min (Annual)
USD $90,948.00/Yr.
Max (Annual)
USD $127,326.00/Yr.
Min Hiring Range
USD $90,948.00/Yr.
Max Hiring Range
USD $100,042.00/Yr.


Under limited supervision, the role of Senior Project Manager will serve in the delivery of complex short- and long-range public transportation technology projects. The Project Manager will develop the project scope, schedule, and budget. They will manage the project from kickoff to migration to operations. Each project differs, some projects may include grants, inter-jurisdictional agreements, and consultant contracts. This position is also required to develop procurements.  Also manage the vendor to support successful delivery of projects.

Is a key adviser on annual work project development and on approaches to project. Some areas are system planning, system research, decision support systems, and interagency coordination. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members.  Third-party contractors or consultants to deliver projects according to plan. The Senior Project Manager will be able to manage to the project's objectives, and priorities. Oversee quality control throughout each project's life cycle. Additionally, they will establish a project culture where escalations to resolve "stagnant" problems are viewed as good business. Not viewed as being personal.  Ensure that scope creep, communications, and quality are carefully managed.

Essential Duties

  1. Manages technology projects: establishing goals, implementing strategies, timelines, and budget. Advises supervisor on approaches to program implementation. Develops technical recommendations for decision-makers. Oversees the implementation and integration of new technologies with existing systems both inside and outside the agency.
  2. Manages vendors, consultants, contracts, and inter-agency agreements. Coordinates project contracts and interagency agreements ensuring correct scope for successful project delivery. Point person for vendors and consultants providing administrative and project oversight. Maintains scope and budget. Evaluates consultant deliverables for quality and adherence to project requirements.
  3. Communicates project status upward and to the client. Provides frequent updates to all stakeholders within the project, program, or steering committee.
  4. Identifies, gathers, and coordinates resources to complete the project. Uses influence to create interest and gain commitment from resource managers. Makes project team want/desire to participate in the project. Identifies, gathers, and coordinates resources to complete the project. Engages resources throughout the project to support successful project completion and transition to the business.
  5. Documents essential elements of the project to memorialize key milestones and decisions.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree or One year or more of Project Management Transit experience may substitute for 2 years of experience or 2 years of education.
  2. Three years of professional experience IT project management or applicable field.
  3. Three years of managing implementation of technology projects.
  4. One or more years of writing technical or audience driven documentation.
  5. Working knowledge of a variety of office computer software.


An equivalent combination of education, skills, and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above may be considered.



  1. PMP Certification.
  2. Use of client/service technology desirable
  3. Transit Experience.


Entry Requirements for: Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to enter this position requires knowledge of the following:

  1. Project management techniques, including all phases of a project life cycle and the responsibility for risk identification, scope, schedule, communications plans and budget.
  2. Vendor management including contract development and review, performance management, financial management.
  3. Proficient written communication with the ability to write technical and/or other forms of documentation.
  4. Technology concepts and information technology teams.


Qualification to enter this position requires skill in:

  1. Analyzing data, organizing, and conducting short, mid-range and long-term projects.
  2. Computer operation and software utilization (Word, Excel, email, scheduling, and PowerPoint).
  3. Communication, facilitation, and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, regional partners, the public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  4. Presenting to small and large groups of stakeholders
  5. Self-motivation, leadership, teamwork, management, planning, problem solving, negotiating, influencing, and budgeting.
  6. Technical and non-technical written and verbal presentation and communication.
  7. Project management and ability to integrate new technologies.
  8. Procuring and managing consultants, including engineering and architectural services – preparing scope of work and budget estimates for comprehensive consultant proposal requests which require hardware and software.
  9. Use of PC-based software in support of planning programs/project.
  10. Use strong analytical skills.
  11. Managing multiple tasks simultaneously and effectively.
  12. Communicate effectively to large and small diverse groups.
  13. Influence others to achieve business goals.
  14. Analyze and manage budgets and other financial matters.
  15. Understand new technology options and continuously learn.
  16. Maintaining objectivity.
  17. Fostering an inclusive workplace where diversity, equity and inclusion is valued and leveraged to uphold agency Core Values and achieve the vision and mission of the organization.


Proficient Performance Requirements for Knowledge and Skills


Qualification to fulfill the full range of this position’s duties requires the following knowledge, which may be gained or further developed after entering the job:

  1. Transit business and policies related to passenger information systems and customer services practices.
  2. Public Agency policy and procedures


Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


Application and Selection Process:

  • Only on-line applications accepted.  
  • To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter highlighting their skills and experience as they relate to this position. 
  • Applicants for this job may be considered for other openings up to six months after the date this position is filled.
  • Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be asked to provide a portfolio sample of work, scheduled for an interview as well as a variety of tests to demonstrate knowledge and skills for the position.  The evaluation process may include interviews, background checks, reference checks and various performance tests.   
  • This position is also being sourced by Arch Staffing. You may apply directly on our site or through Arch at:


Employee Benefits: 


Employees (and their families) are covered by medical, dental, vision, basic life and disability insurance. Employees participate in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and have the option to enroll in the agency’s deferred compensation plan. In addition to WA Paid Sick Leave, employees in this position, accrue 24 days of Paid Time off (192 hours) in their first year and nine (9) paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Full list of all benefits and details can be found here.


If you have a family member, or share the same living quarters of a current Community Transit employee, please let your Human Resources Recruiter know as your eligibility for this position will be affected.


Community Transit provides a tobacco-free and drug-free work environment. As a recipient of federal funds, Community Transit is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on an basis prohibited by Federal, State or Local law.  We value and encourage diversity in our workforce.  EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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